We want to make Nebraska music internationally known, and we want your help.

Hear Nebraska is looking for enterprising, self-starting multimedia, editorial, marketing and social media positions lasting Monday, August 21, 2017 through Friday, December 15. Apply for fall internships by Monday, Aug 7 at 11:59 p.m. Please email Hear Nebraska’s managing editor at andrews@hearnebraska.org with any questions.

Working both remotely and at either of our Omaha or Lincoln offices,  you will help us cover, promote and present the state’s music community for 15-20 hours/week. Journalism, marketing or English majors are preferred, though others are accepted if they possess the following skills and attributes:


 Editorial Journalism | Internship Description


The state’s fastest-growing music nonprofit, Hear Nebraska (HN) seeks an enterprising, self-starting intern to serve as staff writer, charged with producing its daily morning news column (including reporting and gathering music scene developments, new releases, upcoming concerts, and more), as well as regular feature stories.

Working directly with HN’s editors in Lincoln or Omaha, this person will be challenged to quickly become Nebraska’s most plugged-in, well-connected music newshound. This position requires a passion for original reporting, the ability to juggle multiple assignments and a strong grasp on organizing/formatting multimedia web content.

In five years, HN has established itself as the state’s premier source for Nebraska music news. With a social reach of more than 30,000, HN broadcasts the state’s music industry and culture to a monthly audience of more than 27,000 (33% non-NE U.S.; 7% global) on its website alone. In 2016, HN produced 49 concerts in 16 NE cities, featuring 190 artists, and injecting $92,000 into the state’s music industry. That includes major projects such as The Good Living Tour and Lincoln Calling. In addition, HN workshops and other education resources aim at help NE artists succeed.

We value sharp thinkers, self-motivators, strong communicators, multi-taskers with positive energy and, crucially, hustle. If that sounds like you, let’s talk. (Be prepared to discuss your favorite Nebraska band.) Past interns have gone directly to work at publications such as NPR Music, Onion AV Club and Lincoln Journal Star.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Author HN’s daily news column;
Pitch and pursue compelling story ideas;
Produce and publish regular feature stories and quick-turnaround concert reviews;
Post captivating images on HN’s social feeds;
Attend all Hear Nebraska-sponsored events;
Update HN’s events calendar;

The ideal candidate possesses:

Ability to learn quickly and process criticism constructively;
A knack for detailed, compelling storytelling;
Intermediate to strong reporting skills;
Ability to communicate effectively and stay on task remotely;
Knowledge of AP Style recommended;
Vast hustle reserves;
A passion for Nebraska and its music.


Multimedia Journalism | Internship Description


The state’s fastest-growing music nonprofit, Hear Nebraska (HN) seeks an enterprising, self-starting, multimedia intern to help us tell Nebraska’s music story through images and video.

In five years, HN has established itself as the state’s premier source for Nebraska music news, covering a wide variety of music genres and subjects statewide through words, photos, videos and audio. You would work directly with HN’s editors in either Lincoln or Omaha to capture and tell compelling stories about this cultural community with your camera (and phone). And your work would reach a major, global audience. Of the 27,000 visitors at hearnebraska.org each month, 7% are international. Our social media channels reach more than 20,000 followers.

We value sharp thinkers, self-motivators, strong communicators, multi-taskers with positive energy and, crucially, hustle. If that sounds like you, let’s talk. (Be prepared to discuss your favorite Nebraska band.)

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Attend and photograph multiple concerts weekly;
Pitch and pursue compelling story ideas;
Produce and publish regular feature stories and quick-turnaround concert photos;
Post captivating images/video on HN’s social feeds;
Update HN’s events calendar;

The ideal candidate possesses:
Ability to learn quickly and process criticism constructively;
Ability to communicate effectively and stay on task remotely;
Confidence shooting in often crowded, sometimes adverse conditions (all kinds of music; all kinds of genres);
Fluidity on social media;
A passion for Nebraska and its music.

Marketing/Program | Internship Description


The state’s fastest-growing music nonprofit, Hear Nebraska (HN) seeks an uber-efficient, detail-oriented, task-destroying badass to help develop and execute all of its events-related promotion and marketing.

This is a big gig, with a lot of responsibility. In 2016, HN produced 49 concerts in 16 NE cities, featuring 190 artists, and injecting $92,000 into the state’s music industry. That includes major projects such as The Good Living Tour and Lincoln Calling. Our website content reaches 27,000 people across the world each month, and we have more than 20,000 social media followers. In 2017, we’re expanding our programming to include education and even more concerts in even more places. Each event targets a unique audience, and represents its own challenges. We’ve always had great branding to work with. Now it’s time to step up our promotional game to effectively utilize it.

This is a ground floor opportunity for someone to come in and take our work to a new level. We value sharp thinkers, self-motivators, strong communicators, multi-taskers with positive energy,  honest judgment and hustle.

If that sounds like you, let’s talk. (Be prepared to discuss your favorite Nebraska band)

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Aid in developing, and lead in executing and managing marketing plans for all Hear Nebraska events and programs (including physical and digital);
Aid in developing, and lead in executing and managing social media promotion (paid and non) for all events and programs, including general HN promotion;
Produce, maintain and grow Hear Nebraska’s Weekly Newsletter;
Create and disseminate press releases;
Represent HN at public events;

Requirements include:

Excellent written, verbal and social media communication skills;
Fluency across popular social media channels;
Experience developing and executing marketing, promotional or programming strategy, including timelines;
Bravery (speaking on stage and handing out fliers outside of shows will be necessary);
A passion for creating something cool from scratch.

The ideal candidate possesses:

Demonstrated ability to manage a busy social media handle;
Serviceable design skills (and a familiarity with the Adobe suite);
Experience helping to develop marketing assets;
A passion for Nebraska and its music.


Social Media Specialist | Internship Description


Hear Nebraska seeks a versatile social media whiz who can help develop, and execute, effective cross-channel strategy to deliver HN-related messaging to a wide audience. Working directly with HN’s editors in Lincoln or Omaha, this person must be able to create smart copy on the fly, produce and deploy long-term social media marketing campaigns and engage with followers and other organizations daily.

No pressure, but you’ll have a lot of eyes on your work, with the responsibility of engaging a social media reach of more than 32,000 across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Your mission lies in finding new and different ways to promote HN and its endeavors in an ever-changing online landscape.

We value sharp thinkers, self-motivators, strong communicators, multi-taskers with positive energy and, crucially, hustle. Experience shooting and editing audio and video is ideal, but not required. If that sounds like you, let’s talk. (Be prepared to discuss your favorite Nebraska band.) Past interns have gone directly to work at publications such as NPR Music, Onion AV Club and Lincoln Journal Star.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Posting daily to HN’s various social media accounts;
Choosing and/or creating images for content;
Communicating and brainstorming with managing editor, program manager;
Pitching campaigns that highlight staff, contributors, events, journalism;
Engaging with other organizations/individuals online to grow following.

Requirements include:

Excellent written, verbal and social media communication skills;
Fluency across popular social media channels;
Experience developing and executing marketing, promotional or programming strategy, including timelines;
A passion for creating something cool from scratch.

The ideal candidate possesses:

Demonstrated ability to manage a busy social media handle;
Serviceable design skills (and a familiarity with the Adobe suite);
Experience helping to develop marketing assets;
Experience shooting and editing audio and video is ideal, but not required
A passion for Nebraska and its music. 

Fall 2017 Internships